Lewis Brown

  • News

    Code launched to regulate alcohol sponsorships


    The first UK-wide alcohol sponsorship code to regulate all new alcohol sponsorship agreements has been launched by the Portman Group

  • David Cameron

    Sector urges more red tape help


    The Prime Minister’s pledge to cut red tape to help small businesses is welcome news but more needs to be done by the Government, leading trade associations have said

  • Pint of beer
    Analysis & Insight

    Pub beer sales dip 2.2%


    UK beer sales have increased for two consecutive quarters - the first time in 10 years – although pub beer sales were down by 2.2%

  • News

    Tax campaigner call for end to duty escalator


    The new chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance has urged Chancellor George Osborne to scrap the alcohol-duty escalator, which he said is causing damage to pubs

  • Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon

    Martin warns of high street blight


    JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has warned that pub closures risk creating a “high street blight”

  • News

    Government won't relax licensing hours for World Cup


    The Minister for Crime and Prevention at the Home Office has said the Government will not be relaxing licensing hours for next year’s World Cup

  • News

    Carlsberg and Molson Coors announce price rises


    Carlsberg UK and Molson Coors have become the first national brewers to announce their annual wholesale price rises for next year, with an average increase of at least 6p per pint

  • News

    Survey backs action on pubcos


    A total of 96.2% of people who took part in a survey on the pub company/tenant relationship agreed that the Government should regulate, although just 11.4% of respondents were tied tenants

  • News

    Pubwatch and BBN praised by think tank


    Partnership schemes National Pubwatch and Best Bar None have been praised in a report that focuses on tackling the UK’s drinking culture

  • News

    Luminar appeals ASA ruling


    Luminar has lodged an appeal against an Advertising Standards Agency ruling which said one of its clubs wrongly targeted a 12-year-old with promotional alcohol offers